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QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

By Richard Ray:   With the very notable exception of cash, quality almost always rules over quantity. We increasingly live in a world where people measure self worth by the number of Facebook Friends, Instagram and Twitter Followers as well as Snapchat views they have accumulated. If you are using the Internet as a business […]

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AFTER THE STORM

By Richard Ray:   I often talk about how lucky and blessed I am in my life. Hell, its such a prevailing theme, my dog is even named Lucky. I am not superstitious or a gambling man. I am not someone that lives a charmed life free of all worries or tribulations. I am someone […]

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FROM TRAGEDY COMES A TRIUMPH (OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT)

By Richard Ray:   Too often my features have started off talking about the divisiveness within the United States. Unfortunately the subject is all too real and needs to be discussed in context of talks of change, greater empathy and social justice for all within the US. However, when tragedy strikes America, like the one […]

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ARGUING WITH IRRATIONAL PEOPLE IS A WASTE OF TIME

By Richard Ray:   I have written before that “Racists are Immune to Logic and Reason.” However, even that generalization can be made to cover a broader spectrum of people. Calling someone a fool is completely subjective and rude. That label and other name calling should be refrained from whenever possible. However, (the perfect transition […]

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LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

By Richard Ray:   In a week that has been depressing and exhausting in its tumultuousness, I offer a respite. Even if just temporary, tune in to watch the Little League World Series this weekend. Reality is not going anywhere. Scandal in the White House surrounded by White Nationalist protesters and counter-protesters is real and […]

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PRIDE

By Richard Ray:   Pride is just one of a series of characteristics or attributes that is dually admirable in attaining and complicit in our fallibility as humans. In moderation pride is an admirable quality to have. Perhaps the use of the word moderation could be best used to describe any human characteristic, but pride […]